Tag Archive for Gadi Eizenkot

IDF chief tells new UNIFIL chief, ‘Keep Hezbollah under control’

IDF’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot relays to UNIFIL’s new commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, that Israel expects UN forces in Lebanon to strengthen enforcement procedures against Hezbollah, Iran’s militant proxy in Lebanon.
• Previous UNIFIL chief was criticized for inadequate performance.

By Yoav Limor


The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon must increase ‎its enforcement against Hezbollah in the country’s south, ‎Israel’s chief of staff told the newly appointed ‎UNIFIL commander.‎

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot met Monday ‎with Italian Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, who took ‎office earlier this month, replacing Maj. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister reports Hamas ‘March of Return’ losses at 168 dead

Defense Minister Liberman praised IDF commanders & soldiers for strictly following Israel’s security policies, noting how the IDF does not react to headlines or public opinion when “ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Monday morning held a discussion with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Southern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, a Shabak representative, and others.

Defense Minister Liberman (center) meets with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (right), Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzi Halev & others. – Photo: Shachar Levi, Israel’s Defense Ministry

At the end of the meeting, Liberman said, “First of all, I want to thank the determined commanders and soldiers, who are infused with the spirit of battle and do holy work for the sake of ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.” Continue Reading »

IDF chief in Saudi newspaper interview: ‘Israel is prepared to share intel on Iran’

In his first ever interview by the Saudi media outlet, Israel’s chief of general staff said that due to a “complete consensus” between Israel and Saudi Arabia, “We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.”

By i24NEWS


A Saudi newspaper on Thursday published an in-depth interview with Israel’s military chief, in an unprecedented step that highlights a shifting of the sands in the strategic makeup of the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salmane and Israel’s chief of general staff Gadi Eizenkot – Photos: Wikimedia

Israel Defense Force (IDF) chief-of-staff Lt. Continue Reading »

Intimidated by Israeli presence, Lebanese army chief ditches U.S. Defense Conference

At the last moment the Lebanese Army chief, who’s already in Washington D.C., decides to boycotts a major conference of chiefs of staff from NATO + US allies, due to the attendance of Gadi Eizenkot, the IDF Chief of Staff.

By Elad Benari


Lebanon’s chief of staff, Gen. Joseph Aoun, boycotted a major conference of chiefs of staff hosted by the United States, which was attended by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The conference was held at the beginning of the week in Washington, Haaretz reported. Although Aoun did not attend, army heads from other Arab countries like Egypt and Jordan, which have peace treaties with Israel, as well as Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t, did participate in the event, the newspaper noted. Continue Reading »

Clinton running mate Kaine misrepresents IDF chief Eizenkot during TV debate


During Tuesday’s televised vice presidential debate, democratic nominee Sen. Tim Kaine fabricated comments he attributed to Israeli CoS Lt. Gen. Eizenkot, about US-Iranian nuclear deal.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Clinton’s nominee for Vice President claimed in Tuesday’s vice presidential debate that Gadi Eizenkot, the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, said that the the Iranian nuclear deal prevented Iran from obtaining nuclear arms.

IDF Chief of Staff, Rav Aluf (Lt Gen) Gadi Eizenkot, at the IDF HQ – Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Kaine was apparently referring to remarks Eizenkot made in January when he said,“Since the end of 2005, Israel’s central threat was Iran,” he stated. Continue Reading »

IDF Chief warns Nasrallah: ‘We’re ready’


view videoWATCH: IDF forms new elite brigade for northern border. Eizenkot, “We will change & evolve so the IDF can meet the challenges of the future.”

By Kobi Finkler


IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot sent a forceful message to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday during the Chief of Staff Prize of Excellence ceremony.

Certificates of merit were presented at the ceremony to the winning military units in various categories, including: brigades, battalions, reserve units, training units, combat support units and technology units.

“The importance of integration and unity within the IDF is reinforced these days, when we stand before a complex security reality,” Eizenkot asserted. Continue Reading »

IDF Chief Promises to Protect Syria’s Druze from ‘Massacre’

Responding to Israeli Druze anxieties, Lt. Gen. Eizenkot vows to prevent harm to Druze community on Syria’s side of the Golan Heights.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israel pledged Tuesday to protect any refugees who fled towards the Jewish state after a rebel offensive in Syria and Islamist violence there raised fears about the Druze minority’s safety.

A significant number of Druze live in Israel, and leading members of the community have called on the government to help their brethren in Syria following the recent violence.

Without mentioning the Druze, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said the authorities were preparing for a possible influx of Syrian refugees and would prevent a potential massacre at the border. Continue Reading »